Evernote – Shortcuts to Folders and Files

Would you like to be able to click on a hyperlink in a note and open a folder on your computer?

How about a shortcut to a file on your computer?

Here is how to do it in Windows 7:

Hyperlink to Folder

1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to folder you want.

2. Click in the address bar and the text will change to the file path. Press Ctrl + C.

3. Open Evernote, Create or open a note, click with mouse where you want to insert link.

4. Click Format->Hyperlink->Add (Ctrl + K) under the main menu.

5. The Add Link dialog will display asking for link. Paste link (Ctrl + V). Make sure you overwrite “http://”. Click OK.

6. Hyperlink will display in your note. Click hyperlink to test that folder opens.

Shortcut to File

1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to file you want.

2. Right Click the file and click Send to->Desktop (Create Shortcut).

3. Display Desktop (Windows Key + D). Locate shortcut created. Select shortcut (1 Click). Press Ctrl + C.

4. Open Evernote, open a note, click with mouse where you want to insert link.

5. Click Format->Hyperlink->Add (Ctrl + K) under the main menu.

6. The Add Link dialog will display asking for link. Paste link (Ctrl + V). Make sure you overwrite “http://”. Click OK.

7. Shortcut will display in note. Double Click Shortcut to open file.

8. Delete Shortcut file from windows desktop.

Sidebar: You can drag drop shortcut if you prefer, instead of copy pasting. If you just want to create a new note with the shortcut, do steps 1 to 3, then press Ctrl + Alt + V. This will create a new note with the shortcut you just copied.